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Geert Wilders scoops politician award for third time


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Geert Wilders scoops politician award for third time

The Eurosceptic and anti-immigration MP Geert Wilders has been named politician of the year in a TV poll. He scooped 25 percent of the 37,000 votes and is the first politician to win the award three times which was introduced in the Netherlands in 2004.

“A great honour,” he said in a statement adding it was “an encouragement to fight more fervently for the interests of the Dutch people in 2016.”

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